For over three decades, every year hundreds of imprisoned writers from around the country submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and dramatic works to PEN America’s Prison Writing Awards, one of the few outlets of free expression for the country’s incarcerated population. The 2018 PEN America Prison Writing Awards Anthology marked a new chapter, bringing the year’s winning works together in a beautiful annual collection to share with the world. We’re proud to release the 3rd annual volume, Breathe Into the Ground, the 2020 PEN America Prison Writing Award Anthology.

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